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IBPS CWE PO Exam is one of the examinations being run under the supervision of IBPS. This examination is the chance to the entry of the candidates at the PO/MT level and is considered as one of the hot prospects for the candidates eager to join the banking Sectors.

Notification of the Examination

The notification for the application form comes in the month of July and about 20-25 days are given to fill up the form.

Conduct of the Examination

The exam is conducted in the month of October/November and is conducted in batches. Due to the large number of candidates appearing in the examination, the exams are being conducted over the duration of two weeks and are being carried out at weekends i.e., on Saturdays and Sundays. The mode of the conduct of the examination is Online. The best thing about the IBPS Exams is that the whole tentative dates for the examinations and the application form is being issued in the form of Calendar much before the beginning of the whole process in the calendar year. The examination system carries the negative marking scheme too, and with each wrong answer given, the 0.25 mark is given deducted.

Eligibility Criteria

The Minimum Criteria required for the candidates to appear in the examination is the Graduation Degree from a university recognized by the Govt. of India or any other Equivalent degree as recognized by the Government of the country at the Central Level. The candidates must possess the valid Marks Sheet or degree at the time of registration and require indicating the percentage of marks obtained while the registering option. The age limit for the candidates is from 20 years to 30 years while some relaxation is being given to the SC/ST Candidates and OBC Candidates besides PWD and Domicile of J&K. In the case of SC/ST Candidates the relaxation of 5 years is given while OBC enjoys the relaxation of 3 years. The PWD Candidates get the relaxation of 10 years while the domiciles of J&K are given the relaxation of 5 years.

Syllabus of the Examination

The Syllabus of the Examination requires the subjects like Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Computer Science, English and General Awareness to be covered. The Total marks as allocated are 200 while the number of questions is 200. The subjects like Reasoning and Numerical Ability Covers 50 questions each. The English and General Awareness cover 40 questions each while the Computer Covers 20 questions during the examination. The time Duration of the examination is 2 hours.
The Reasoning Portion covers the questions from the Verbal and Nonverbal Parts. The questions related to Alphabet test, Direction sense test, Mathematical Operation test, Classification, Syllogism, Number, ranking and time sequence, Causes and effects, Coding-decoding, Blood relations, Analytic reasoning, Input output, Statement, Series test, Analogy, Analogy, Odd Man out, Sitting arrangement, Statement and arguments, Statement and action’s courses, Assertion and reasoning, Passage and conclusions, Figure Series, Decision making and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Word formation and many others are the part of the reasoning portion.
The Numerical Ability covers the entire Mathematics part, except the Trigonometry portion and little focus is given on Geometry Part too. The English Language covers the questions like Comprehension in vast amount and the questions related to Spotting the errors, Phrase substitution, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, One word substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Double blanks in a sentence, Ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences, Synonyms & antonyms, Reconstruction of sentence & passage, Choosing the appropriate filler, Commonly misspelled words, Comprehensions are the prime focus which constitutes the English portion.
The General Awareness includes the questions on Marketing and Banking in large numbers while the questions related to the current affairs are the other prime composition of the Examination Syllabus.

Cut Off Marks

The minimum Cut off marks is not decided in the simple way. In fact the individual section wise cut off is the first step towards bringing oneself near to the goal. The candidates are required to pass the minimum cut off marks in each section failing which the candidates are declared fail in the whole examination and the irony of this system is that even if the candidates obtain very high marks is useless, unless he/she clears all the section individually. When we talk about the complete cut off marks, the previous years have seen the maximum of 65 around to be the cut off marks.

The IBPS Examination is the exam held for recruitment in nationalized banks in India for jobs of Probationary Officers (PO) and is one of the most targeted jobs in the country.

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